Bringing Up Brits

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Guest post on Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding

Happy New Year all. Welcome to 2018, here’s hoping this year is a great one for us all. I recently wrote a guest blog post for Multicultural Kid Blogs on the Royal Wedding – something we’re all looking forward to which is uplifting and positive in this time of uncertainty and unrest (ahem… Brexit, ahem… […]

Raising cross-cultural kids in Britain

Raising cross-cultural kids in Britain

Only by chance, very recently, I have learnt about the existence of Meghan Peterson Fenn’s book Bringing Up Brits, and I’m glad I did! As an expat and mother myself, I’m almost relieved that someone has been brave enough and passionate enough to examine the difficulties that come with raising cross-cultural kids in Britain, from […]

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Consolidation Plus Gives 7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your 20s

Here is a sponsored blog post for our former selves (LOL) and for twenty somethings or even thirty somethings. I’m afraid it may be a bit too late for us forty somethings! But I enjoyed checking it to see what I had done, if anything. One thing that is also good to keep in mind […]

How about living with three nationalities?

How about living with three nationalities?

I am not English, but French. I do not celebrate the Battle of Agincourt, but the victory of Orleans. At school, I was good at German, not at English. I support Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Italy as long as England does not win the Six Nations Championship. Yet I am bound to my best enemy […]

The Best European Cities to Visit with Kids

The Best European Cities to Visit with Kids

Visiting Europe is a never-ending journey. There are many things to see, to taste, to learn, to experience. So, for your trip to the continent with your kids, wouldn’t it be much more convenient to usher everyone around by driving? Luxury car hire companies in Europe like PrimeRent for example provide the perfect vehicles to […]

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Mother’s Day competition from Kaya Jewellery

Would you like to win a £20 off voucher for beautiful handmade in the UK silver jewellery? A great idea for Mother’s Day or simply to treat yourself. We’ve teamed up with Kaya Jewellery and are thrilled to offer you this opportunity, especially in the run up to Mother’s Day in the UK. And if […]

The Mothership Sleep Support for expat parents

The Mothership Sleep Support for expat parents

My husband and I moved to Kuwait last year when my little boy was 1 year old, he had an amazing routine when we were in Canada but after moving that all went out the window! I struggled in a new country making friends and also meeting people who understood what I was going through. […]

Wise Tales – Living the USA Dream

Wise Tales – Living the USA Dream

When I casually said to my husband “I want to live somewhere hot” one freezing winters day back in the UK, I never imagined myself living as an Expat in North Carolina……Never mind that we thought we were heading for Dallas until 2 months prior to leaving!  We are actually in Cornelius, North Carolina, which […]

Seychelles Mama – guest post

Seychelles Mama – guest post

Arthur was born here in Seychelles and since he is our first baby I guess the first thing to note is that we have no other personal experience with raising kids elsewhere!  If you’d like to know a little more about having a baby in the Seychelles you can read my birth story on my […]

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

How I went from business idea to reality in 3 months – guest post

In July this year I took my children camping in the Yorkshire Dales. As I sat gazing at the campfire with a gorgeous sunset adding touches of pink to the sky, I mulled over my work situation. I was at a crossroads. Like many expats, I had been forced down the self-employment route due to […]

Settling In – A research project

Settling In – A research project

I find this research project very interesting and wish I could be interviewed, but I’ve been here in the UK for too long! I’m sure there are lots of women who do qualify so please spread the word. Here are the details: (and there are links to PDF docs below) Run by Eaves charity, Settling […]

Californian expat living in London – Guest Post

Californian expat living in London – Guest Post

I moved to London in May 2002 to be with my then- British boyfriend/now-husband. It was exciting but scary. I had visited the UK before so it was not an entirely strange land. And as the British spoke English, it was not that daunting to move there from California. But moving to the UK was […]